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Man convicted of violent sexual offending tells judge to “Go f*** yourself” during sentencing

Gregory Simon, convicted of multiple violent offenses including rape, assault, and strangulation, caused a scene during his sentencing in the Hamilton District Court by...

Woman facing several charges after aggravated robbery and fleeing Police in Hamilton

A woman has been arrested and is facing several charges after an aggravated robbery and pursuit in Hamilton on Friday morning. About 7.15am, Police received...

Man sentenced for bizarre urinating incident and shoplifting spree across multiple stores

32-year-old Duchaan Peter Priestley Fraser was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court for a series of thefts and a bizarre incident of urinating on...

Serious crash, Frankton

A motorcyclist is in critical condition in Waikato Hospital following a crash early this morning in Hamilton. Emergency services were called to the intersection of...

Court of Appeal upholds ‘life sentence’ for killer mother

Southern Thompson was convicted of the neglect and fatal abuse of her 18-month-old daughter, Comfort Thompson-Pene. Thompson sought to reduce her minimum imprisonment period (MPI)...

North Island town opposes fast-food giants Burger King and Starbucks

Tīrau is battling against the proposed establishment of Burger King and Starbucks drive-thru restaurants on its main street. The application for the fast-food outlets is...

Multiple people arrested over weekend of offending in Waikato

Waikato Police arrested several adults and youth offenders over the course of the holiday weekend for a series of incidents resulting in many people...

Appeal for information following violent daylight robbery in Tokoroa

Tokoroa Police are appealing for information following the violent robbery of an individual in Tokoroa over Matariki weekend. At around 1pm on Friday 28 June,...

Appeal for information and footage of fatal crash, Gordonton

Waikato Police investigating a fatal crash in Gordonton on Thursday would like to hear from anyone with video that captured two vehicles driving erratically...

Police updates – Serious crashes

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 28 June 2024. Fatal crash, Malaghans Road, Dalefield Two people have died following a two-vehicle crash on Malaghans Road,...

Courtroom chaos: Family members attack killer during sentencing

During the sentencing of Richard Mathew Coburn, convicted of manslaughter for the death of his partner Paige Tutemahurangi, chaos erupted in the courtroom as...

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Hamilton

Police can confirm that a person has died after being struck by a vehicle on Peachgrove Road, Hamilton. The collision, reported at around 2.20pm, involved...

Remains found at Hillcrest property, Hamilton

Yesterday afternoon, Police were notified of what appeared to be human remains discovered at a Hillcrest, Hamilton property, which had been unearthed by an...

Police updates: Masterton assault, Gore house fire, pot thefts in Palmerston North

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 19 June 2024. Police seeking to locate man following alleged assault in Masterton Wairarapa Police are urging members of...

Offender denied Home Detention after brutal hammer assault on partner

Jazz ‘Ra’ Rima-Samuels, a 'transgender woman' identified as David Rima-Samuels in court, was denied home detention following a violent assault on his partner with...

22-year-old charged with murder of baby Mustafa appears in Court

A 22-year-old man charged with the murder of 10-month-old Mustafa Ali in Te Kūiti appeared in Hamilton District Court, where he did not enter...

Police shift focus in search for Tom Phillips to Otorohanga

The search for Tom Phillips has intensified as police move their focus from Marokopa to Otorohanga, where Phillips had a home before his disappearance...

Phillips investigation: $80,000 reward offered

Waikato Police announced a $80,000 reward for information that leads to the location and safe return of missing children Ember (8), Maverick (9) and...

Report criticises corrections’ handling of 2021 Waikeria Prison riot

The Office of the Inspectorate has issued a critical report on Corrections' handling of the Waikeria Prison riot, which lasted from December 29, 2020,...

Ronny Okeke disappearance: Police appeal for dashcam footage

Police investigating the whereabouts of missing man Ronny Okeke are turning attention to the southern Auckland and Waikato regions. It has been 40 days since...

Fulton Hogan charged after roadworker killed by speeding truck on SH23

Fulton Hogan faces charges following the death of roadworker Brian Barnes, who was struck by a speeding truck while moving cones on State Highway...

Four ‘prolific’ offenders facing dishonesty charges in Cambridge

Cambridge Police have apprehended four alleged prolific dishonesty offenders following a search warrant and a quick tip from locals on Thursday, 30 May, last...

Autistic man gets four years for fatal stabbing of aspiring chef

Matthew Williams, a 29-year-old aspiring chef, was fatally stabbed in the neck while attempting to mediate a confrontation between two residents at a Community...

Severe storm leaves thousands without power across upper North Island

A powerful storm overnight swept through the upper North Island, causing significant disruptions and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Auckland and Hamilton...

Update: Fatal Ōhaupō crash

State Highway 3 reopened overnight following a crash near Ōhaupō that claimed five lives. As confirmed yesterday, the three occupants of one vehicle, and the...

Multi-vehicle crash claims five lives near Te Awamutu

Five people have tragically lost their lives in a head-on collision on State Highway 3 / Ohaupo Rd near Te Awamutu, as confirmed by...

Statutory manager appointed to newly opened Hamilton school

The Ministry of Education has placed Mangakōtukutuku College in Hamilton under the supervision of a limited statutory manager (LSM), Dr. Shane Edwards, due to...

Prolific Hamilton burglar to face court

A 47-year-old man wanted by Police has been arrested after the execution of a search warrant in Te Rapa yesterday. The man was wanted for...

Warrant to arrest: Have you seen Jacob Morgan?

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jacob Morgan who has a warrant for arrest. The 32-year-old is believed to be in the Waikato...

Name release: Fatal crash, Te Poi Road, Matamata

Police can now name the motorbike rider who died following a crash on Te Poi Road on Friday 17 May. She was 51-year-old Donna Gaye...

Warrant to arrest: Have you seen Santana Harris?

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Santana Harris who has a warrant for arrest. The 24-year-old is believed to be in the Waikato...

Lobbying for Waikato’s Medical School causing problems for the Govt

It’s becoming a classic case study for why lobbying deals with politicians need greater scrutiny. Former National Minister Steven Joyce runs a lobbying company with...

Police seeking information after hammer attack in Frankton

Hamilton Police investigating the serious assault of a woman are seeking information from the public. Officers were called to Marire Ave in Frankton about 6pm...

Details emerge of fatal stabbing following Hamilton kitchen dispute

On February 7 last year Matthew Williams lost his life, and Joseph Pitcaithly suffered severe injuries during a confrontation at a shared accommodation facility...

Burglary of dental trailer – police appeal for information

Police investigating the burglary of a dental trailer parked in the grounds of a Bankwood Road school are appealing for information. The burglary is believed...

Man charged after officer injured in fleeing driver incident

Police have charged an 18-year-old man following a fleeing driver incident that left a Police officer with facial injuries at the weekend. The incident occurred...

Police updates: Fatal crashes Matamau, Mangere and Raglan

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 15 April 2024. Fatal Collision, SH 2, Matamau A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle on...

Officer injured trying to stop fleeing driver

An 18-year-old has been arrested and an officer treated for injuries after a serious incident in Waikato overnight. At 9.35pm on Norton Road, Police stopped...

Arrest made after teenager targeted and run over

Waikato Police have arrested a 28-year-old man after a serious incident in which a 15-year-old was run over by a car multiple times. The boy...

Waikato Police investigating after teenager targeted and run over

Waikato Police are investigating a serious incident where a teenager has been targeted and run over by a car multiple times. The victim – a...

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